SOTD: May 12 - May 18

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cymric
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SOTD: May 12 - May 18

Post by cymric »

Monday
  • Prep: regular (shower, towelling dry, remoistening the beard with warm water)
  • Cream: Truefitt & Hill 'Grafton'
  • Brush: Shavemac silvertip badger
  • Razor: Gillette M3Power on a non-vibrating handle
  • Method: 1 N-S + WTG (neck) pass, 1 N-S, 1 ATG, almost no touching up
  • Aftershave: Truefitt & Hill 'Grafton'
Last week was dedicated to DE experiments which I put on hold for the time being. I'm focussing my efforts on breaking in the Grafton products. The cream is great, the aftershave is less, I regret to say. The cheapskates at T&H have decided that all that is put in the product is water, alcohol and fragrance; there are no moisturisers in it. For the price you pay this is really not acceptable. I therefore 'spiked' my bottle with 1 to 2 ml of glycerin (*gasp!*), which is about the amount found in other brands of aftershave too. The aftershave is a 'slow burner' so to speak, but at least my skin feels a little softer afterwards, and not as dried-out.

The scent gets bonus points for making my sweetheart say Oooohhh. That's nice what you're wearing. What is it called?
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Monday's Shave

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Pre-Shave: Noxzema Deep Cleansing Cream/Hot Towel
Razor: Gillette FatBoy Date Code E4 (1959/4th Q)
Blade: Derby Extra Shave #1
Brush: Savile Row #241 (Vulfix #41)
Cream: Derby Lemon
Soap:
A/S: Nivea for Men Sensitive Extra Soothing A/S Balsam

1 pass ATG BBS! :D
-Neal (DE user since 1998)
I shave therefore I am

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Mike R
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Post by Mike R »

Monday

Brush: Shavemac 177 25mm
Cream: Green Pond Sandalwood
Razor: 55 Aristocrat
Blade: Chinese Gillette Super Blue
A/S: Proraso Liquid A/S
Cologne: None

Mike
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Post by Thalay Sagar »

Good morning. Monday:

TV Superspeed w/NOS Wilkinson
Alibaba, medium
CF Lavender cream
Thayer's lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink

After yesterday's unleasantness with the Trig blade, this is what a shave should be- smooth, close and comfortable. Maybe the next experiment should be true fidelity?....Nah, but it's worth a thought.
Best,
Chris

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― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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Post by TRBeck »

Monday

EJ Super
TOBS Shaving Shop
Canadian Tech
Lord (day 4)
Booster Iced Limes
TOBS No. 74 Victorian Limes

Just a lousy shave. For starters, I do in fact have an ingrown coming in on my right neck which I need to get rid of. Second, I need to let the right side of my neck heal a bit from the irritation I dealt it on Saturday. Third, these Lord blades are good for 3 days. I pushed it to 4 for a second straight blade and for a second time I was rewarded with tugging and skipping and general annoyance.

Regards,
Regards,
Tim

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Hoos
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Post by Hoos »

Monday a.m.

Aristocrat
Gillette Plat #1
Shavemac
Trumper's limes cream
Trumper's limes skin food
Penhaligon's Castile EdT

Excellent two-pass shave.
Brent
Tondeo ergo sum.
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Post by Hodari D. »

Monday

HD + Derby
Rooney 3/1 Super
Harris Arlington ss
Nivea balm

Scott
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Monday

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Razor: Merkur 34C (HD)
Blade: USA Personna Day One
Brush: Edwin Jagger Super
Cream: C&E Sandalwood

Small Moss Scuttle
Ron
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Post by ichabod »

Schick adjustable injector/Pella DB
Sabrooney finest 1/2
Trumper's almond soap
Lucky Tiger Tonic
Knize Ten edt

Despite the longing for my lovely Progress, I had such good shaves last week with the injector I decided to go with it again.
Give us the luxuries, and we will forgo the necessities.
Give a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
Set a man on fire, he'll be toasty for the rest of his life.
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Post by gsgo »

Monday

What started out to be just a quick shave turned into one of my best.

C&E BBB
P. 160 Soap
Merkur HD
Crystal
Nivea Energy ASB

Had a nice close shave yesterday so this morning felt like just a quick clean up to tidy things up. Ended up with just a beautiful shave to follow up yesterday's masterpiece.

Have a great week,

Gary
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Post by reggiano »

Monday!

Chubby 2 Best
Hoffritz Slant w/NOS Light Brigade
Coate's Lime
Lucky Tiger Tonic

Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
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Post by gagarin »

Monday

Aristocrat Junior
Red IP
C&E Best Badger
MWF
Nivea Sensitive Balm
Rosehip seed oil
Chuck

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soy polvareda que al viento va.
Zamba, ya no me dejes,
yo sin tu canto no vivo más…….”
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Post by bernards66 »

Monday:

Gillette Model #58 & LB NOS Wilkinson blade
Simpson Polo #8 Best
Trumpers Rose hard shaving soap ( old )
D R Harris's Pink A/S
Penhaligon's English Fern

Gordon
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Post by mrsankey »

Monday

EJ BBB
HD
Feather
MWF
AOS Unscented Balm
T&H Grafton
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Post by Gareth »

Monday

Simpson Persian Jar #2 Best
Trumper's Coconut Oil hard shaving soap
Gillette Slim Adjustable w/NOS UK Wilkinson Sword blade
BIC Sensitive
Trumper's Lime Skin Food

Three hour exam this morning, so no cologne - I thought I'd be considerate and not stink out the poor soul who had to sit next to me.
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Post by woodsrider »

Monday....

Rooney Heritage Stubby Medium
Trumper Rose Soap; Coral Skin Food
Gillette British HD / Dorco
D.R. Harris Pink AS
Creed Green Irish Tweed
Lynn
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Ralphie
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Post by Ralphie »

merkur slant/feather
simpsons t4
trumper moisturising cream
cf lime sc
harris pink
penhaligon's castile
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Post by Rich53 »

Monday

Gillette HD Rocket w/Derby blade
Emillion
MWF
Baxters aftershave balm
rosehip seed oil
Tabac cologne
Rich

Do not give up before the miracle happens.
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Post by Big Swifty »

monday

Rooney super 3/1
Harris almond shave soap
Merkur slant w/Feather
Lucky Tiger tonic
Guerlain vetiver
~Steve

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Post by fia1331 »

Gillette Rocket with Derby
Simpson PJ2 Super
Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet shaving cream
Green Pond aftershave milk
Guerlain Vetiver
-Faisal
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